Overview As a shareholder in Reinhart’s Corporate Law and International Practices and member of the firm’s multidisciplinary Commercial and Competition Law Group, Catherine L. Davies has an extensive business law practice focused on international and domestic transactional matters. Cathy works closely with clients on purchase and sale transactions, joint ventures, distributor and sales representative agreements and other commercial issues. Cathy is also a member of the White Collar Litigation Corporate Compliance Group where she advises clients regarding the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and compliance with U.S. and foreign trade sanctions such as those imposed by the U.S. Department of the Treasury, Office of Foreign Assets Control. She is a member of Reinhart’s Ethics Committee and frequently advises regarding professional responsibility matters.
Cathy has considerable experience with dealership laws including the Wisconsin Fair Dealership Act and similar domestic and international laws affecting product distribution, sales representatives, and franchises. She advises clients on corporate structuring and purchases and sales of businesses, and she helps her clients navigate complex export licensing requirements, import regulations, competition laws, and other trade regulations.
Prior to practicing law, Cathy worked as an auditor at Ernst & Young where she gained insight into the practicalities of business operations by studying and auditing organizations in a variety of industries. Cathy draws upon her breadth of business knowledge and experience to serve as a strategic legal advisor to clients. In addition to her legal practice, she is a frequent speaker to professional business audiences on a variety of business law and international trade topics – notably product distribution issues. She earned her J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School and her B.S., cum laude, from Marquette University.